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  • Organisational development - new methods and models for southern Africa
  • Moerdyk A, Van Aardt C
  • ISBN: 9781869283674
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 280 Pages | Published: 2003

Major theories of organisational development (OD) and how these are applied in practice, especially in the context of southern Africa. Introduces the dynamic new onion model, which graphically outlines the concentric processes of OD. Provides case studies to illustrate practical implications of OD. Aimed and academics and OD practitioners. Contents include the following:

  • History of OD
  • Management of the OD process
  • Contemporary OD theories
  • OD in African cultures
  • Employment equity, the management of diversity and performance management
  • Knowledge management approach
  • Preparing for the global village
  • Future organisational and OD trends 


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Defining organisational development

Chapter 3: Models and models


Chapter 4: Contemporary theories

Chapter 5: The changing context

Chapter 6: New Era organisations

Chapter 7: Beyond bureaucracy

Chapter 8: The African context

Chapter 9: What's in a name?

Chapter 10: The management of diversity


Chapter 11: Gearing managers for the New Millennium

Chapter 12: A knowledge management approach

Chapter 13: The balanced scorecard


Chapter 14: Study 1: Organisation culture and change in a public sector organisation

Chapter 15: Study 2: Improving employees' thinking skills in the mining industry: An example of an organisational development intervention

Chapter 16: Study 3: A case study of a private sector organisation in Zimbabwe undergoing continuous change


Chapter 17: The New Era

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